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Post-Docs Deserve the Basic Job Security just like any other University Employees?!!

Press Release Post-Docs Deserve the Basic Job Security Enjoyed by Other University StaffCanada NewsWire OTTAWA, Nov. 17 OTTAWA, Nov. 17 /CNW/ - Students, faculty and campus workers are united in their call for full recognition of post-doctoral fellows as university academic employees. The proliferation of post-doctoral fellows conducting research on campus for sub-standard wages is another example of the casualisation of university employees.
"Post-docs are accomplished scholars who have completed their doctoral degrees--working with faculty as colleagues, not students," said James Turk, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers. "We believe their pay should reflect that status and that the only way in which they are going to obtain proper pay, benefits and working conditions is through unionization, like all other academic staff."